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Includes other pensions and benefits available to people in Ontario, such as the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

What the client may say:
  • "I was denied refugee status. Now I don’t know if I’m covered by any health insurance."
  • "I want to file a complaint about the care I received in hospital for my mental disorder."
  • "I don’t know how my bills will get paid while I’m recovering after surgery."

Fetal Alcohol Resource Program

The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program aims to support the large numbers of people affected by this permanent brain injury.

Record #: OCR3815 Last Full Update: 06 May 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Support for individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families * service/community navigation * education and community leadership development * training workshops * professional consultation
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No age restrictions * individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families/caregivers * support workers and professionals
Application Self-referrals welcome * referral by friends, families, professionals accepted * contact a FASD Coordinator: Tanya Eichler, Janet Carioni, Nancy Lockwood, Maude Champagne
Languages English ; French ; Quebec Sign Language
Fees Service - minimal fee for longer workshops ; None - System navigation * one hour FASD training workshop
Service Categories Disability Awareness Programs ~ Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ; Leadership Development ~ Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-761-9522 ext 234
Toll Free Phone 1-866-222-2138
TTY Phone 613-725-6175
E-Mail fasd@citizenadvocacy.org
Website www.citizenadvocacy.org/fetal-alcohol-resource-program/
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact FASD Coordinators
Primary Executive Brian Tardif, Executive Director; Phone: 613-761-9522; Email: btardif@citizenadvocacy.org
Names
Alternate Name Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa ; CitizenAdvocacy ; Citizens Advocacy ; FARP ; FASD ; Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
312 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
 
View Google Map
Intersection Parkdale Ave and Scott St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free visitor parking in lot * free occasional parking on the street
Other Details
Funding City / Town ; Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 130362817 RR0001 ; United Way
Resources Website

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Record #: OCR1063 Last Full Update: 03 May 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Legal information and referral services offered on a confidential basis * all areas of law * 30 minute meeting with a legal agent, who can offer legal information * referral service to specialized resources in the province * help to determine the required legal forms * offers pamphlets, resources and information tools prepared by various legal organizations * commissioning of affidavits and notary public services * offers access to a computer * provides an accompaniment service to the Ottawa Courthouse only by appointment 
 
The Centre does not provide legal advice or legal assistance
Hours Mon 1 pm-5 pm * Tue-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm * Wed 5 pm-7 pm, by appointment only * Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Drop in or call * with or without an appointment * to make an appointment, contact the reception by telephone and ask to add your name to the call back list (the call will be returned within seven business days) 
 
Commissioning of affidavits and notary public services: bring printed documents and two identification documents along with you
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Legal Issues ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ; Legal Issues Education/Information ; Notary Public Services ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Legal Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-842-7462
Toll Free Phone 1-844-343-7462
Fax 613-842-8389
E-Mail info@legalinfocentre.ca
Website legalinfocentre.ca/
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Mrs Jocelyne Grzela, Administration and Reception, Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario; Phone: 613-842-7462 ext 221; Email: jgrzela@ajefo.ca
Primary Executive Miss Alexandra Waite, Assistant Executive Director, Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario; Phone: 613-842-7462 ext 227; Email: awaite@ajefo.ca
Names
Alternate Name Centre d'information juridique d'Ottawa ; Community Legal Centre ; Legal Clinic ; Legal Information & Referral Services ; OLIC
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
85 Albert St, Unit 1400
Ottawa, ON K1P 6A4
 
View Google Map
Intersection Elgin St and Albert St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Partially Accessible - entrance only * braille elevator
Parking Pay parking lots * parking meters
Other Details
Funding Federal - Department of Justice
Resources Pamphlets * promotional leaflets * posters
Resources Website * access to a computer and Internet * print bilingual legal resources

ODSP Application Support Worker Project, Centre 454

Assists persons with significant disabilities & barriers to navigate the complex ODSP application process from the initial expression of interest to the final decision of the Disability Adjudic

Record #: OCR1015 Last Full Update: 05 Jun 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Drop-in counselling centre for any adult (alone or with children) who finds it difficult to access services elsewhere due to illness, disability or homelessness. 
 
Practical assistance: shower and laundry facilities * telephones * small clothing items (underwear, socks, and seasonal accessories) * hygiene items * condoms * needle exchange 
 
Social Recreation Program: creative expressions program including literacy and writer's group, music appreciation, and visual arts * board games * card games * bingo * arts and crafts * special events * karaoke * chaplaincy 
 
Counselling: short-term supportive counselling * advocacy * crisis intervention * housing * employment support and resume writing * addiction * Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) / Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and Hepatitis A, B, C * groups (addiction, life skills) 
 
In-Reach visits by: Housing Help * Royal Ottawa Hospital Outreach Teams (psychiatric and addiction) * University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic 
 
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Application Support Program: Assists individuals with significant disabilities and barriers to navigate the complex application process
Hours Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 am-11:30 am, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm * Wed 8 am-11:30 am * Sat, Sun 9 am-11:30 am, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Any adult 18 years and older (alone or with children) who is in need of a supportive environment or practical assistance. Some of the people served include men and women who are: 
* homeless or at risk of homelessness 
* psychiatrically disabled 
* lonely and isolated 
* unemployed 
* dealing with drug/alcohol addiction 
* recently discharged from hospital or jail
Application Drop-in
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Arts and Crafts Instruction ; Bathing Facilities ; Contraception ; Drop In Centres ; Gambling ; General Clothing Provision ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ Hepatitis ; Housing Search and Information ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Individual Advocacy ; Laundry Facilities ; Mental Health Drop In Centres ~ Faith Based Organizational Perspective ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Neighbourhood Multipurpose Centres ~ Faith Based Organizational Perspective ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Personal/Grooming Supplies ; Prejob Guidance ; Public Health Nursing ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling ; Telephone Facilities
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-235-4351 ext 226
Fax 613-232-4919
E-Mail centre454@ottawa.anglican.ca
Website www.centre454.ca
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Jennifer Crawford, Executive Director; Phone: 613-235-4351 ext 227; Email: jen.crawford@ottawa.anglican.ca
Alternate Contact David Walsh, Program Manager; Phone: 613-235-4351 ext 225; Email: david.walsh@ottawa.anglican.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Anna Evans, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-235-4351 ext 229; Email: anna.evans@ottawa.anglican.ca
Primary Executive Jennifer Crawford, Executive Director; Phone: 613-235-4351 ext 227; Email: jen.crawford@ottawa.anglican.ca
Location & Accessibility
Site Location Basement
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
454 King Edward Ave
Ottawa, ON K1N 7M8
 
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Intersection King Edward Ave and Daly St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible - accessible washroom and shower
Parking Pay parking lot nearby * parking meters
Other Details
Established 1954
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Federal - Government of Canada ; Grants - Anglican Diocese of Ottawa ; Private
Resources Brochure
Resources Website
Accreditation No

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Record #: OCR2171 Last Full Update: 16 Mar 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Online service for referrals to lawyers or paralegals who will provide a free, up to 30 minute consultation either by phone or in person. * Individuals may request a referral online at www.findlegalhelp.ca * Individuals can request to be referred to a lawyer or paralegal who speaks languages other than English or French, or a lawyer who accepts legal aid certificates.
Hours Crisis Line Only Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Individuals 18 years and older
Application Self service online * the crisis line is intended for people who are unable to use the online services, such as those in custody, in a shelter, or in a remote community without access to the internet
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Legal Assistance Referral Services
Contact Information
Office Phone Crisis Line 416-947-5255
Toll Free Phone Crisis Line 1-855-947-5255
TTY Phone 416-644-4886
Fax 416-947-3964
E-Mail lsrs@lsuc.on.ca
Website www.lsrs.info
Names
Alternate Name Lawyer Referral Service ; LRS ; LSUC ; The Law Society of Upper Canada
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
Osgoode Hall
130 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N6
 
View Google Map
Intersection University Ave and Queen St W
Physical Access Not Applicable - online service
Parking Pay parking lot
Other Details
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119241719 RR0001
Resources Website
Accreditation No

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social

Record #: OCR1591 Last Full Update: 27 Jul 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Dedicated to educating and informing persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensuring that quality legal and social representation are provided. 
 
The Centre provides speakers to groups and educational programs * lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-3 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Persons with disabilities and family members, lawyers, mediators and the general public * anyone interested in the rights and interests of persons with disabilities
Application Call or visit the website to apply
Languages English ; French ; French lawyers are available
Fees None
Service Categories Disability Associations ; Disability Awareness Programs ; Disability Rights Groups ; Legal Assistance Referral Services ~ Disabilities Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-236-6636
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-8898
After Hours Phone Answering service
E-Mail reach@reach.ca
Website www.reach.ca
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
554 King Edward Bay
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
 
View Google Map
Intersection King Edward Ave and Laurier Ave E
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Parking meters * pay parking lot
Other Details
Established 1981
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107889297 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website

Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee [OPGT] - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Manages the finances and property of adults who have been found incapable of managing their own affairs; is the decision maker of last resort for treatment & placement decisions for those indiv

Record #: OCR2601 Last Full Update: 17 Oct 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Responsible for: 
 
Protecting Mentally Incapable People: Managing the finances and property of adults who have been found incapable of managing their own affairs * Services: guardianship or substitute decision making services for personal care in areas such as: food, shelter, clothing, hygiene, safety and health care * decision maker of last resort for treatment and placement decisions for those individuals who have no one else to do so * temporary guardianship unit can investigate situations where an incapable person may be at risk of abuse or neglect. 
 
Charitable Properties Program: Works with charities to help them deal with problems (i.e., improper investments, improper use of donated property) * inquires into complaints about charities * can protect the public's interest in how charities raise and use their money. 
 
Administration of Estates: May apply to become estate trustee of a person who has died in Ontario without a will, without known heirs in the province or where the heirs are children under the age of majority * responsible for ensuring that the blood relatives entitled by law receive the net proceeds of an intestate estate * routinely searches for the heirs of deceased persons whose estates are administered by the OPGT. 
 
Investing Perpetual Care Funds: Cemetery owners have the option of having the Public Guardian and Trustee act as trustee of their perpetual care trust funds * office pays out the annual income and cemetery owners use the interest earned on the trust funds for the upkeep of the cemetery. 
 
Dealing with Dissolved Corporations: when company's assets are forfeit to the Crown * office may sell property * persons having a legal or moral claim may apply under the Escheats Act for relief from forfeiture. 
 
Powers of Attorney and "Living Wills": Power of Attorney Kit helps appoint person to make decisions for oneself when no longer able to do so.
Hours Administration 8:30 am-5 pm * treatment decisions Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun, statutory holidays 8:45 am-1:30 pm (answering machine but someone will call back as soon as possible)
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Application process is complex * call or visit the website for more information * anyone who thinks someone might be at risk can call the investigation unit to assess the situation 1-800-366-0335
Languages English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL) - as requested ; Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) - as requested
Fees Service - as described in legislation, check the website for details
Service Categories Adult Protective Services ; Charitable Organization Complaints ; Consumer Disclosure Laws ; Durable Power of Attorney for Asset Management ; Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care ; Living Wills ; Post Mortem Estate Administration ; Probate Assistance ; Trust Administration
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-241-1202
Toll Free Phone 1-800-891-0506 * Investigation Unit 1-800-366-0335
After Hours Phone Answering machine 1-800-387-2127
Fax 613-241-1567
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca
Primary Contact Sanaah Salameh, Program Support Assistant; Phone: 613-241-1484; Email: sanaah.salameh@ontario.ca
Alternate Contact Susan Brown, Team Leader; Phone: 613-241-1513; Email: susan.l.brown@ontario.ca
Primary Executive Angèle Richard, Area Manager, Eastern Region; Phone: 613-241-1551; Email: angele.richard@ontario.ca
Alternate Executive Elaine Rufiange, Client Counsel; Phone: 613-241-1553; Email: elaine.rufiange@ontario.ca
Location & Accessibility
Site Location West Centretown, in Little Italy
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
351 Preston St, Ste 200
Ottawa, ON K1S 2E6
 
View Google Map
Intersection Carling Ave and Preston St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay indoor parking * pay parking lot * parking meters
Other Details
Established 1919
Funding Provincial
Resources Website
Accreditation No * Staff certified by their respective professional associations.